Women's Learning Partnership Translation Series
Author: Yakin Ertürk
Timely, beautifully written and relevant across genders and interest groups. Yakin Ertürk manages to provide answers to some of the most challenging issues we face.
Violence without Borders helps us understand the process by which patriarchy, discriminatory legal systems, institutions, and hegemonic values make violence against women endemic, beginning at the level of the family and local community. Following a theoretical discussion on violence against women and human rights and an overview of the international human rights framework, Ertürk presents ten country case studies drawing on her experience working with United Nations institutions and mechanisms to shed light on the underlying reasons for women’s disempowerment – and ultimately their empowerment in joining forces to change patriarchal hierarchies in their respective societies and the world at large.
I love this book! Timely, beautifully written and relevant across genders and interest groups. Yakin Ertürk manages to provide answers to some of the most challenging issues we face. She draws on her insider knowledge of the UN system to trace the reality of the evolution of women’s rights as human rights and brings it to life.
– Madeleine Rees
Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Dr.Yakin Ertürk’s anger at this continued scourge, coupled with her background and expertise in development and the political economy of violence and sociology, all illuminate this multidisciplinary survey of the legal landscape and the passion of the global women’s movement in seeking practical strategies for its prevention, punishment, and redress.
– Christine Chinkin
Emeritus Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics
Ertürk’s probing study – which extends from theory to activism to international policy formulation – ranks as a major contribution to the campaigns to end violence against women. Her well-documented book lays the groundwork for an enhanced understanding of factors operating at various levels and points to strategies that will be useful in moving forward.
– Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Emeritus Associate Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Yakin Ertürk has scoured the world listening to women’s experiences of violence and combined their testimony with her formidable knowledge, analysis and insight to produce an empowering book that is an essential tool in the movement to build a world in which women live free from violence.
– Jane Gabriel
Editor, openDemocracy 50.50
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February 7, 2017
Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Family Law, Family Law Reform, Family Law Reform, gbv, Human Rights, India, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Morocco, nigeria, palestine, Senegal, SIGI, Turkey, VAW, workshop, Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, Senegal, Turkey
WLP partner organizations and affiliated civil-society groups from 11 countries are holding workshops on family law reform throughout early 2017. The content of these trainings will be based on research from case studies commissioned for WLP’s new global initiative, Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-based Violence.
January 17, 2017
2017 Events, Human Rights, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Turkey, Zimbabwe
Women’s Learning Partnership’s Written Statement for the Women’s March on Washington Taking Place on January 21, 2017In every aspect of her life, a woman's autonomy, freedom, and opportunities are shaped by the degree to which her nation's laws uphold gender equality, and which cultural practices limit her ability to participate in decision making at the family, national and country levels.
December 12, 2016
2016 Events, Human Rights, Stop Violence Against Women, Lebanon, Violence without Borders
Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), the Collective for Research & Training on Development - Action (CRTD-A), and the Lebanese American University will host the Beirut launch of Violence without Borders: Paradigm, policy and praxis concerning violence against women on December 15, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm Beirut (GMT+2). The launch features author Yakın Ertürk and a keynote address by the Dutch Ambassador to Lebanon. The discussion will be moderated by Asma Khader, President of Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI/J) and Lina Abou-Habib, Executive Director of WLP.
November 17, 2016
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From November 25 to December 10, 2016, WLP partners from all over the globe will organize and participate in workshops, film screenings, and events as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Since its inception in 1991, this annual campaign has drawn more than 5,000 participants from over 180 countries. This year's theme, From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All, highlights violence as a barrier to women's and girls' education.